African American studies professor Campbell to speak on Africa Crisis Response Initiative
African American studies professor Campbell to speak on Africa Crisis Response InitiativeApril 13, 2001Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
“U.S. Security Doctrine and the Africa Crisis Response Initiative” is the topic of a lecture to by Horace Campbell, professor of African American studies in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, from noon to 1 p.m. April 19 in Room 402 of Maxwell Hall. The address is sponsored by The Maxwell School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). Campbell will probe the thinking behind the creation of the Africa Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI), a military force intended to respond to humanitarian emergencies in Africa. Among the questions he will consider in his lecture: Is there a legal basis for the ACRI? Can it be justified on humanitarian grounds? To what extent is it a response to French influence on the continent? Is it a front for the plunder of indigenous intellectual property? Campbell is chair of the Africa Initiative in Maxwell’s Global Affairs Institute. He is the author of “Rasta and Resistance From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney” (Africa World Press), now in its fifth edition, and is at work on a book titled “The Wars Against the Angolan People.” He is also has written numerous book chapters and monographs. Campbell is a member of the academic board of The Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies in Harare, Zimbabwe, and chair of the International Caucus of the Black Radical Congress.